Watch: In 'Evare', Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan fail to recreate Premam magic

Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan, fail to impress with this video teaser of Evare.

Mridula Ramadugu August 30, 2016 18:07:08 IST
Watch: In 'Evare', Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan fail to recreate Premam magic

Ever since Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan were announced as the leads in the Telugu remake of Premam, (the original film was a blockbuster that starred Nivin Pauly, alongside Sai Pallavi) there's been plenty of interest in the project. Fans have been following all the details of the Chaitanya-starrer on social media and through news reports.

Watch In Evare Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan fail to recreate Premam magic

When Chaitanya released a teaser for the song Evare on the occasion of his father Akkineni Nagarjuna's birthday earlier this month, the response was overwhelming.

However, when the video for the song was released, fans seemed not to take too kindly to it. In fact, the Evare video teaser has been roundly criticised for not matching up to the Malayalam original.

Expectations were high as it was Vijay Yesudas — he sang the original Malayalam song 'Malare' — who rendered the Telugu track as well.

What fans seem to have taken exception to, is the inability of Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan to recreate the Nivin Pauly-Sai Pallavi chemistry on screen.

Evare from Naga Chaitanya's Premam is a throwback to Malare from the Malayalam original

Social media was soon abuzz with memes of 'Evare' and 'Malare', and soon these were being shared more than the actual video itself!

A less than two minutes long video teaser might not be the best material to judge 'Evare' on, but Shruti Haasan — while looking the part — doesn't seem to have the same ease and effortlessness as Sai Pallavi.  Since the essence of the Premam story happens to be her character Malar, fans seem disappointed that Shruti hasn't been able to match up.

'Evare' has a beautiful backdrop, two photogenic young actors and lovely music, so what is missing?

The chemistry.

Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan simply fail to strike a chord.

Will this spell trouble for Premam's Telugu remake?

The saving grace here is that the other two female leads, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran reprise their roles from the original. So they shouldn't have much difficulty in establishing chemistry with Chaitanya.

As for the rest, we'll just have to wait and watch if Premam (Telugu) manages to weave the same magic as Premam (Malayalam).

According to reports, the movie which was suppose to release on 9 September, has now been postponed and is expected to release during the festive season of Dussehra.

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